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Griswoldville in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon

 
 
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 22, 1864, the 1st Division, Georgia Militia (less the 1st Brigade), with the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Georgia State Line, and Anderson’s Georgia Battery attached, Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Phillips commanding, marched from East Macon about 8:00 A.M. enroute to Augusta. About a mile west of Griswoldville, Phillips found the Athens and Augusta local defense battalions, under Maj. F. W. C. Cook, formed in line of battle facing the town, through which elements of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] had just been driven by Walcutt’s brigade of Woods’ division; 15th Corps and Murray’s brigade of Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US].

Forming line of battle with Anderson’s brigade on the right, the Athens and Augusta Battalions in the center, McCoy’s brigade on the left, Mann’s brigade in reserve and the State Line regiments deployed as skirmishers in his front, Phillips advanced to Griswoldville, only to find that the enemy had retired.

Unaware that Walcutt had halted and intrenched about 1 ½ miles east, south of the railroad, to protect the right of Sherman’s army then moving on the Irwinton road, Phillips reassembled his command and began moving it east of town to await further orders.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-25.)
 
Marker series.
Marker was removed, new roadside pull-off created and marker reoriented parallel to road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. Marker was removed, new roadside pull-off created and marker reoriented parallel to road.
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 52.273′ N, 83° 29.333′ W. Marker was in Griswoldville, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker was at the intersection of Henderson Road and Griswoldville Road, on the right when traveling north on Henderson Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Griswoldville (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pitts Chapel (approx. 4 miles away); The 15th Corps (approx. 4.2 miles away); Camp Wheeler (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griswoldville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon
This marker is now 2nd from right. A new roadside pull-off has been built to allow viewing of these 4 markers.
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
4. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker
The markers at Griswoldville: this marker is second from the rear.
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
5. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker
Marker missing at this time
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
6. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon Marker
Marker not here at this time.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2013, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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